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Dießen upon Ammersee Market Town (Germany)

Markt Dießen am Ammersee, Landkreis Landsberg am Lech, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Dießen upon Ammersee town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Oct 2020
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Dießen upon Ammersee Market Town

Dießen Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Oct 2020

Dießen Coat of Arms

Shield O, a warrior in armour Argent with tunic Gules, crosses Gules on Argent upon his breast, on his shield, held by his right hand, and on a pennant of a lance Gules, held by his left hand, at sinister an impending fish haurient Azure.
The warrior is St. George, patron saint of the namesake local abbey, recognisable by the three St. George's crosses. A town seal with prints since 1403 already displayed the saint, however accompanied by two fish. The pattern remained basically the same, in the 16th century without pennant with a wyvern instead. The number of fish was changed various times, sometimes one and sometimes two. The fish are symbolising the location on the shores of the Ammersee, a local lake. The abbey mentioned above was founded by the Counts of Andechs, who donated the town to the abbey in 1140.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.39
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Oct 2020

The arms are in use since the 14th century.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Oct 2020

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